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by Declan's Well

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The Esplanade (free) 01:18
Bright, Bottom (free) 02:50
They remind me of the things I thought I wanted to be, but now I see that things aren't always what they seem. One day I'll dream of goals that are more realistic to me, and take your hand to a place we'll never disband.
All That's Happening (free) 03:57
We were told to believe, told to believe, this is all that's happening. But we're too smart to really, we're too smart to really, think this is all that's happening. We know better, than to trust the weather.
Graduation (free) 03:43
Give up, give up, give up we're too old now. Give in, give in her soul is too fragile. You and me, we'll get out you'll see. When we're payin', payin', payin' for our own files, stayin', stayin', stayin' in our own style. You and me, we'll get out you'll see.
Crown (free) 03:47
Pay the toll now, keep your feet planted on the ground. Let's stake the regrets, recycled round & round. It's time to push through, all the barriers they've found. And keep yourself sound, uptown, downtown, reclaim the crown.
Sometimes I feel like Manoj Bajpai Like when I say "Hello" and "Goodbye" At the same time And as I watch the scenery trot by There's a fire below and behind my glazed eyes And so I start to wiggle in my seat Quaff another draught to put my heart to sleep And take it to the streets Making quite a scene Quietly obscene And as the nighttime fades into murky light I pace and bellow and imbibe and cry and cry Until the sun and shade and passers-by Greet a humble fellow in a pile by the riverside You've got another week To sharpen up the speech To make your life worth leading Be it mercifully brief It's better than a right good beating See, it's much better than what you're feeling Me, I'm gonna crack under the pressure And let my spine relax Guard and attack in equal measure Or just watch the time elapse But if you know a way that doesn't take forever I'll talk to you when you get back And I'll be goddamned if it doesn't make me A better man So you'd better hand me one for the hard road ahead And two for the midnight show I'm lost in a bar code again All out of insight Put up a big front if you want a big fight I'd like a little one, but I'm sure I'll get by Yeah I'll be just fine I'll keep it all inside, then strike with a hit and run Because it's all beyond my comprehension now I can't imagine what'll happen if I get a sentence out Will you hem, will you haw, will you Tell me what went wrong? Will you giggle, then guffaw Then pretend there's nothing happening at all? Or will you take it out of context And inflate the facts Until they're all morbidly convex? And what kind of game is that? Oh, I know you know I know everything's more complex Than you could have ever known But I still believe that being glib and prolix Is the only way to go so Take it as it comes Maybe it'll come back to you Or maybe nothing makes you feel that way So be dumb Sing it like you sung last time through And be done with it Wash your hands and say no, no, no Bang it like a drum Get your dander up one last time Maybe you'll be better for it Take another punch, take another plunge, Do it right Put your back into it, I know you can do it! You know you can do it! But can I say, can I say Someday you're going to get carried away And on that day you'll get caught in the sway Of a garish display The champagne sprays, the campaign changes Somebody's gonna get married today! But le jayenge, le jayenge Don't get carried away
Fog lifts from the harbor, dawn goes down today An agent crests the shadows of the nearby alleyway Piles of broken bricks, sign posts on the path Every moment points towards the aftermath Sailors straggle back from their nights out on the town Hopeless urchins from the city gather around Spies from imperial China wash in with the tide Every battle heads toward surrender on both sides And I am coming home to you With my own blood in my mouth And I am coming home to you If it's the last thing that I do Bells ring in the tower, wolves howl in the hills Chalk marks show up on a few high windowsills And a rabbit gives up somewhere, and a dozen hawks descend Every moment leads toward its own sad end Ships loosed from their moorings capsize and then they're gone Sailors with no captains watch awhile and then move on And an agent crests the shadows and I head in her direction All roads lead toward the same blocked intersection I am coming home to you With my own blood in my mouth And I am coming home to you If it's the last thing that I do
The Fool (II) (free) 05:23
Don’t ever forget who you are. These damn kids, they will tear you to the ground. But we’ve spent too many years, Working on the breakdown, And the end, it is almost here. I am comfortable, I am comfortable playing the fool. I’ve spent 18 years perfecting, What was started long ago. But long ago, seems so far away, And the end, it is almost here.


this album was written/recorded over the broad span of late 2009 through May 2011 (postponed extensively thanks to a near-death experience).

all female vocals were performed by Kazuki Daimo. everything else was written/recorded/mixed by Keenan Gaynor (keenan.gaynor.org).

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released May 16, 2011

copyright keenan gaynor, 2011.


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